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  • May 3: James Douglas Harcombe, future Clemson mess officer, is born in New York City. His parents are James Harcombe, a native of Scotland, and Edith Saunders, a native of Ireland. (Standard Certificate of Death, Division of Vital Statistics - State Board of Health, State of South Carolina, State File No. 13616, November 23, 1946.)(http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/26/19478326_126464240155.jpg)
  • May 16: The Southern Bell Telephone Company opens a switching office in Greenville, located over a livery stable on the corner of Laurens and West Washington Streets. Initially, there are only sixteen subscribers, only two of which are private homes. (Huff, Jr., Archie Vernon, "Greenville: The History of the City and County in the South Carolina Piedmont", University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carolina, 1995, Library of Congress card number 95-4363, ISBN 1-57003-045-6, pages 195-196.)
  • October 29: The Honorable Richard F. Simpson dies this date at his Garvin Township home.

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